Essence of the Tarot

Modern Reflections on Ancient Wisdom
Narrated by: Diane Neigebauer
Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (107 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Essence of the Tarot explores the 22 cards of the Major Arcana - the spiritual foundation of the Tarot. Taking the listener on a journey from ancient Egypt - the birthplace of the Tarot - to modern times, Essence of the Tarot provides an understanding of each card in a way that can be related to everyday life and enhance your spiritual journey. Exploring the ancient wisdom of the Tarot from a practical perspective makes Essence of the Tarot accessible to anyone seeking solutions to life's daily problems and dilemmas, interlacing ancient wisdom with modern insight. The Ancient Wisdom section delves into the major themes of each card or archetype, offering insight from varied sources, including astrology, mythology, the Kabbalah, and modern psychology, and focuses on the more meditative and spiritual aspect of each card. Modern Reflections brings this knowledge into current times through illuminating stories, pop-culture references, and a modern world perspective than makes each card become real and alive in the 21st century.

©2013 Megan Skinner (P)2017 Megan Skinner

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The best thing about it is the narration

As soon as someone starts talking about tarot coming from ancient Egypt despite the wealth of evidence to suggest otherwise, and when their logic is "this is just what I believe"... skip it. I understand that this is not science and doesn't require the same rigor, but if someone decides to ignore the consensus of experts in any field because they just feel a certain way, then why bother.

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Beautifully written & incredibly informative

The narrator's voice was mesmerizing as the author's words painted pictures of my own life in relation to each of the major arcana. Couldn't stop listening to it, it helped me discover aspects of myself as well as learn about the cards and their meanings.

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Is Siri reading this to me?

Loved loved LOVED the material but narrator sounds so robotic it was hard to not drown out her voice sometimes.

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A Vast Resource for Tarot

I have listened to this book 3 times now. It has excellent information and examples of archetypes etc. Love it.

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Very good

I loved it! I have been reading tarot for a few years and I feel like this book cleared a lot of questions I had. the reader is very good as well my

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Amazing BOOK!

This book was exceptional! and more than I expected. It's very easy to understand and apply the concepts written in the book.

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Well organized and meaningful insights.

The astrological connections added a great deal of depth to my understanding of the Tarot. The narration is slow and low, but I listened at 1.25x speed and that worked very well for me.

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I'm a Pisces.

An in depth look of the major arcana. the author went very deep AND personal. a journey through the tarot cards.

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90's/00's Secret stuff is the only thing that held

-me back from loving the material. Some of her heroes are not my heroes. Still the "ESSENCE" of the system is very good.

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vantastic

I really enjoyed it the bug um 6 planes lot of things and she's real thorough

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  • Adz McP
  • 01-10-18

Very informative

Great book to broaden understanding with real life examples given. There is a lot here, will require a few revisits to glean the best from it.

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  • DJ DEMON
  • 05-03-18

Fabulous book on the tarot

I loved this book goes in to detail about the major arcana tarot cards and gives examples of the major arcana in readings and what they represent. A good book for those new and seasoned to reading the tarot very much enjoyed this book

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  • sophie
  • 04-06-19

You need this book

So much information on each card of the major arcana, I listen to this book over and over. This book is for people of all levels, not just beginners, Megan's personal insights add a uniqueness to this book compared to others that only have traditional meanings for the cards. Highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about the essence of each card.

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  • Miniamin Maxemniuc
  • 03-18-19

No from me

You can easily find all this infotmation free on YouTube and in less time. I wouldn't bother with this one. Maybe if you never heard of tarot it might teach you the cards. I feel there was no deep insight.

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  • Emma Hribar
  • 04-23-17

didn't mention the minor arcana at all?

was extremely happy with the in depth explanation of the major arcana. but nothing about the minor arcana at all. bit disappointed about that. wouldn't have purchased if I had known that.

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  • Rach189
  • 04-08-17

Awesome insight to the Tarot..!

Anyone who is interested or is a professional Tarot card read will gain something from this book great read thanks Megan. Will be buy the paperback version.